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    Friend: Guns a Hobby for Mother of School Shooter
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    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 15: Candles surround gifts and flowers that were left in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza was found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

    A friend of the mother of the man who killed 20 children and six adults at a Newtown elementary school on Friday said guns were simply a hobby for her.

    John Bergquist told NBC's "Today" show on Monday that Nancy Lanza loved the arts and culture and that shooting was one of her hobbies, and that she was not a survivalist.

    Nancy Lanza was found dead in her bed on Friday, shot four times in the head with a .22-caliber rifle.

    Another friend, Ellen Adriani, told the "Today" show that Lanza was a devoted mother.

    She said Nancy Lanza always made herself available to Adam and his needs. He came first with his mother, Adriani said.

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